Some international air services likely to be reopened

A report by Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) showed that since early May, the aviation market has gradually rebounded. The number of flights is rising, with the daily frequency of flights reaching 644. On May 10, as many as 765 flights were in operation.

Illegal stone mining sites discovered in Gia Lai

GIA LAI  — Local authorities have discovered two illegal stone-mining sites in Bờ Ngoong Commune, Chư Sê District, the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai, a leader of the communal People’s Committee said on Wednesday morning.

Hà Nội to build 270 bus shelters, upgrade 330

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s Department of Transport recently proposed to the capital People’s Committee to build 270 new bus shelters and upgrade 330 old shelters in the city using the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

City decides to change agency managing inland waterway ports

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport’s Management Centre of Waterway System will take over the administration of 11 inland waterway ports and wharves within a month.

Việt Nam helps ASEAN battle the COVID-19 pandemic

First, under Việt Nam’s chairmanship, ASEAN activated virtual channels to ensure continuous communication among ASEAN members. This solution has helped ASEAN and its partners stay connected, sustain seamless co-ordination, and make quick and timely responses amidst the crisis. The first of its results came out on February 14 when Việt Nam issued the ‘Chair’s Statement on ASEAN’s Joint Response to the Outbreak of COVID-19′. This statement aimed to draw attention to the risks of this virus, call for regional and international co-operation, underline ASEAN solidarity and unity, and reiterate commitment to working together to prevent the spread of the contagion and restoring peace and safety to daily life. Statements by the ASEAN defence, economic and tourism Ministers followed suit, recognising the need for close co-operation in not only curbing the spread of the virus but also restoring the economy in the aftermath. Then, on April 14, as chaired by Việt Nam, ASEAN leaders came together for a special online summit, where they agreed the top priority for ASEAN was to control and prevent the spread of disease and minimise socio-economic impacts in the process. Leaders emphasised reduction of disruptions in the supply chain and strengthening intra-ASEAN trade to ensure resilience and quick recovery.

Da Nang kickstarts economy after COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese encouraged to travel within Vietnam A programme calling on Vietnamese citizens to travel to domestic tourism attractions has been launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as part of efforts to stimulate domestic tourism as social distancing measures are eased.

Thanh Hoa beat Pho Hien in National Cup

Football teams nationwide progress to next stage of National Cup As many as 16 football clubs from across the nation have qualified for the knock-out round of the National Cup 2020 after three days of exciting qualifying matches held from May 23 to May 25.

Four Minnesota cops fired after death of unarmed black man

When completed, the agency will present its findings to the Minnesota state’s attorney for possible federal charges. The Minnesota BCA, which investigates most in-custody deaths, will continue to conduct its own investigation, focusing on possible violations of state laws.

Vietnam struggles with plastic waste management

According to Hoang Van Thuc, Deputy Director General of the Vietnam Environment Administration, Vietnam must raise public awareness, develop recycling and plastic waste treatment technology, and apply new materials to replace nylon bags. It must also carry out a 2014 prime ministerial decision on scrap imports, only allowing import of plastics having high recycling value.

They have made winning look easy – Mbappe lauds Liverpool ‘machine’

Jurgen Klopp’s men are on track to win the club’s first league title since 1990, sitting 25 points clear at the top when the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.